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On 10 June 1952, the Library of FAO was officially opened and named the David Lubin Memorial Library:
"In recognition of the foresight, leadership, and outstanding contribution of David Lubin to international co-operation in the field of agriculture". (FAO Conference 1950)

Today the David Lubin Memorial Library preserves one and a half million FAO and non-FAO publications, among which a collection of rare books and incunabula and the historic collections of the International Institute of Agriculture (IIA), the predecessor of FAO. [more]

The Library welcomes both FAO staff and external visitors.

Digital resources

FAO staff has access to a number of digital resources like EIU, EconLit and some important bibliographic databases like the Web of Science and CAB Abstracts. For an overview of online journals please browse the FAO Journal Finder.

Explore the catalog

Search the public online FAO Library Catalog to find FAO documents since 1945 (digital and print), non FAO monographs since 1976 and an extensive FAO and non FAO serials collection. To consult the IIA collections and pre-1976 non FAO material, write us at fao-library-reference@fao.org.


New e-resources trials 

Environmental studies and policy collection: 1 Feb - 2 March
More than 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals from Delmar, including Soil, Science, and Management; Introduction to Agronomy; Food, Crops, & Environment; Fundamental Soil Science.

Climate Change and Law Collection: 1 Feb -2 March
Original source, non-edited and non-redacted “grey literature” (non-peer reviewed) in English. Any discipline of law which addressed climate change, including corporate law, environmental law and human rights law.

Oxford International Organizations: 1 Feb - 31 July

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